Somewhere in the film-making world there is always an explanation for why a certain movie got made. Oftentimes that logic is retro-fitted to the situation of the movie in question. I suspect that the folks attempting to justify the existence of Getaway starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight will be hard-pressed to find a coherent defense for it.
I thought about inventing justifications for this movie’s existence but all I have are questions, like:
- Did someone tell Ethan Hawke that this was like Before Sunrise but in a really fast car?
- Was Selena Gomez instructed to deliver every line in the same monotone?
- Why did we need so many close-ups of Jon Voight’s stubble when it’s clear all along that he is the mysterious puppeteer?
- Did the filmmakers get a discount on destruction-ready cars, and action cameras? – Seriously! This movie feels like a supercut of smashed cars, and wonky camera angles, intercut with supremely dull dialogue and miniDV-era flashback sequences.
Final Analysis: This is bad filmmaking all the way around.
My Advice: Just stay away from this one.